Curling

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by dukebound85, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    is cool! I got to watching the women's match of USA vs Russia and I was getting into it. I want to play. Looks awesome once I saw it in person....I used to always think it was way lame lol

    Does anyone play?
     
  2. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    We started out saying "curling, who the hell watches that?"


    5 games later...
     
  3. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    dont play it, but just seen the england girls kick the germans behinds :D
     
  4. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Yea, I wanted to watch that but had to go.

    It seems like giant shuffleboard

    The sliding/bowling movement looks kinda fun lol
     
  5. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    Curling = Chess on Ice.... in layman's terms ... Simple .... :rolleyes:
     
  6. dolphindolphin macrumors regular

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    =easy to learn but difficult to master.
     
  7. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    yeah very strategic indeed, but currently the only Olympic sport that can still be won whilst maintaining a healthy smoking and booze habit haha
     
  8. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    We've designated it the drunkards sport.
     
  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Pffft. Give me 2 weeks. :p



    In all honesty, I have no idea how it all works. :eek: It's a shame, because I'm Canadian, and this is one of those sports that is considered (although not Federally recognised as) one of our national sports.

    What's the downside of just whacking all the opponent's stones away from the circle? I know there must be a strategy to all of this, since I frequently see teams do things that I never would have considered (i.e. whacking the opponent's stones out of the circle :p), but I never knew precisely what else they considered.
     
  10. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    Yes. Yes it is.


    :p
     
  11. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Hey, we gave you Alanis Morrisette.....and the jokes that go with her.
     
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I think it is pretty neat. Although, every time I say that to my wife she gives me a strange look.:eek:
     
  14. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    I don't play. But I'm watching the Canada-Denmark game and it actually looks like it could be quite a bit of fun. Though I'm not sure I've seen any curling alleys anywhere around.
     
  15. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    You also gave us Celine Dion. That's worth a dick punch right there! :D
     
  16. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    I have played ice hockey most of my walking life and running sideways and sweeping was as interesting as it was challenging. I had the opportunity to participate in a round of curling. good times. throwing the stone well not as easy as it looks.
    The science behind how to move the stone is intense.
     
  17. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    Right in your neighborhood

    http://www.curlingseattle.org/
     
  18. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    ROFL! I loves me some dmr.

    It looks fun but I have no idea how to play.
     
  19. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    curling is like sweeping.......except it's ice that your sweeping....

    and your trying to warm the ice and direct a rock to slide with it.

    looks extremely easy.:p
     
  20. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    Well...thank you! :) And they even offer a few open house days. Maybe I'll even manage to get my wife interested so we can go and check it out.
     
  21. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    I love curling. I'm seriously thinking of taking it up when I finish grad school. My wife thinks I'm insane.
     
  22. Surely Guest

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    I personally apologize for that. I also apologize for my wife, who actually likes her:eek: God help me.......

    No dick punch for me though, thank you. Don't even think about it when I drive down to the OC........


    Anyway.....

    I've curled a bunch of times. Back when I was in Jr. High, we had these activity days, and you could select one of the available activities. It sure beat the hell out of sitting in class. Some people chose skiing, computers, wood shop, metal shop, drama, Phantom of the Opera....... I chose curling.

    It was a lot of fun. It was difficult, but after a little while you at least got the hang of it. Figuring out how hard to throw the stone and how much to curl it was the hardest part. The sweeping and shuffling sideways (we wore a slippery shoe and a gripping shoe) up the ice was hard to do when you got close to the house (the target) and there were a bunch of stones in your way that you didn't want to kick.

    I preferred the short bristle brush over the long bristle brush that you had to slap back and forth on the ice. I don't think that they use the long bristle brush anymore.

    It always felt great when you were going for a combo hit and it worked out, or if you were aiming for a very specific spot between two stones, and your stone squeezed right by.

    I was skip (the captain) of my team during the last year we played, and we won the tournament.

    I'd love to play again, but I highly doubt that I'll find a place to play in West Los Angeles....
     
  23. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Google is your friend http://www.socalcurling.org/

    I been kind of intersted in curling for a while but being in Texas there just not much of it around. I wish their was a deticated curling club house near by but right now all we got are a few clubs in DFW, Houston and Austin that get 2 hours of ice time a week.
     
  24. Surely Guest

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    Yeah, I know about that place, but it's around 40 miles away from me (I could just imagine how long it would take to get there in traffic). I was hoping for something a lot closer than that. When I lived in Toronto, I could get to the nearest curling club in 15 minutes.:D

    Thanks for the help though.:cool:

    I guess I'll have to go with something more local, like surfing or being an annoying reality star.
     
  25. sauced macrumors regular

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    I'm not a big fan of watching it, but playing it is pretty fun. Except the ice can get super slippery... My friend ended up bruising her back pretty bad from slipping.
     

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